Tuesday, October 27, 2009

+The following report on the North-east Alliance at Insch Golf Club on October 14 is a little bit out of date - although there has not been an Alliance fixture since then due to Ballater being washed out last Wednesday - but I thought his fellow NE Alliance members might like to know a bit more about Banchory's Scott Larkin (pictured above) who won the Insch fixture - Editor COLIN FARQUHARSON.

After four years in America, Scott Larkin

is an NE Alliance winner at Insch

After four years playing on the American college circuit as a student at the College of Charleston, South Carolina, Banchory Golf Club's current champion, Scott Larkin, has not taken long to make an impact on the North-east Alliance.

Scott, a +2 amateur, had the best scratch score of three-under-par 69 to win the Alliance fixture at Insch a couple of weeks ago. He birdied the eighth, 15th, 16th and 17th with a bogey at the 14th the only blemish on his card.

Earlier in the summer, after completing four years in the States, Scott won the Banchory club championship with rounds of 69, 69, 67 and 67 for an aggregate of 272 – very good scoring indeed.

"The College of Charleston in South Carolina is a Division 1 golfing university and I was very fortunate to be awarded a four-year scholarship to attend," he says.

"The overall experience was second to none and I learned so much about myself and my golf game. In regards to my golf game I simply learned that it doesn't take a superhuman to have an incredible golfing career. It simply takes solid numbers and the only way that can be produced is by self confidence.

"I played in roughly 30 tournaments for the College of Charleston and managed to claim eight top-10 finishes, my best being a second place. My plans are to work over the winter in order to fund myself for next year's amateur circuit and to enter the European Tour Qualifying School process in September 2010."

Second place at the Insch NE Alliance meeting was shared on 64 by Newburgh-on-Ythan pro Ian Bratton – birdies at the first, fifth, seventh and 15th , and Fraserburgh amateur Kris Nicol, birdies at the 10th, 16th and 17th.

The November 4 NE Alliance fixture is scheduled for Banchory Golf Club ... what price Scott Larkin winning that one?


66 S Larkin (Banchory)

67 I Bratton (Newburgh), C Nicoll (Fraserburgh)

68 G Gordon (unattached)

69 G Mitchell (Braemar) jun, I Taylor (Stonehaven), J Duff (Fraserburgh)

70 B Brooks (Meldrum House), P McLean (Peterhead), D Law (Hazlehead),

K Beveridge (Aboyne)

71 R Fitzpatric (Inchmarlo), G H Paterson (Northern), J Nicolson (Auchmill)

72 M Foster (Cruden Bay), S Pert (Huntly), J Findlay (Fraserburgh),

S Finnie (Caledonian), G Mitchell (Braemar) sen.
73 J Emslie (Royal Aberdeen), R Pirie (Caledonian)

74 W Main (Murcar Links), D Leighton (Northern), R Hyland (Craibstone)

P Lovie (P1 Incorporate), K Nelson (Murcar Links)

75 J Duncan (Newburgh)


65 I Taylor (Stonehaven) (4)

67 M Foster (Cruden Bay) (5), J Nicolson (Auchmill) (4), G Mitchell Snr. (Braemar) (5)

68 D Leighton (Northern) (6), S Larkin (Banchory) (+2)


67 I Strachan (Royal Aberdeen) (12), P Cornfield ( Auchmill) (14),

D Randall (Banchory) (15)

68 M Smith (Turriff) (18)

69 N Chisholm (Kemnay) (9).



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